What is the M.A.X. Pass?

The M.A.X. Pass -- copyright the max pass

The M.A.X. Pass is a snow resort pass honored at 22 North American snow resorts entitling the purchaser to five lift tickets at each resort over the 2015-2016 snow season. This means up to 110 days of skiing or snowboarding!

What Resorts Are in on The M.A.X. Pass?

  1. Steamboat
  2. Copper Mountain
  3. Mt. Bachelor
  4. Big Sky
  5. Winter Park
  6. Boreal
  7. Brighton
  8. Crystal Mountain
  9. Cypress
  10. Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard
  11. The Summit at Snoqualmie
  12. Killington
  13. Tremblant
  14. Loon Mountain
  15. Sunday River
  16. Blue Mountain
  17. Pico Mountain
  18. Stratton
  19. Snowshoe
  20. Boyne Highlands
  21. Sugarloaf
  22. Boyne Mountain

How Much Does The M.A.X. Pass Cost?

  • Adults: $699
  • Teenagers: $499
  • Youths: $249
  • Children $29

Online ticket prices for Big Sky currently show $103 per day for an adult which means at that price skiing jut five days at Big Sky on the M.A.X. Pass gets you close to even. If you get another two-three days of skiing or snowboarding in at any of the other resorts you are even or ahead.

The M.A.X. Pass — My Temptation

The M.A.X. Pass
Quite a Deal! Image Copyright The M.A.X. Pass.
I am tempted, one of the resorts on the list above is on my bucket list and three-four others I can see visiting. My wife’s sister lives in metro-Toronto and so Tremblant and Blue Mountain are in reach and given where I live so too are Boyne Mountain and Highlands (darned Lake Michigan makes the trip long though). If The M.A.X. Pass had some Wisconsin resorts or UP of Michigan resorts I would definitely be a biter on this deal.

Bring Back the Adventure Card!

The Adventure Card was a program setup by the resorts of the UP of Michigan and Whitecap Mountain in Wisconsin was also in on the deal, but that program has not been around for sometime now. When I was purchasing the cards I was able to ski one day at one of four resorts and then had one wildcard punch for a resort of my choosing. I urge the UP, Wisconsin, and Minnesota resorts to consider a similar program: in fact, I’ve asked that question here in the past to Indianhead, Big Powderhorn, and Whitecap? Why not? This idea should be revived in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and the UP of Michigan with ski resorts banding together to offer a similar package. Or maybe even approach The M.A.X. Pass about getting in on the deal next year!

The M.A.X. Pass — You?

Are you purchasing The M.A.X. Pass? Why or why not?

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